SOURCE: DotCloud


June 18, 2012 09:00 ET

dotCloud Announces Unlimited Sandbox Development and Elastic Pricing That Allows Developers to Deploy Applications for as Little as $5 a Month

Now Companies From the Smallest Boot-Strapped Startup to the Largest Enterprise Can Build and Grow on the dotCloud Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 18, 2012) - dotCloud announced today the availability of dotCloud Sandbox, dotCloud Live, dotCloud Enterprise, three new "flavors" of development environments that provide unlimited development, elastic pricing, and the ability to scale applications with enterprise-class service and support all through a single account. You can hear dotCloud speak more on the future of PaaS at the Gigaom Structure event June 20 - 21.

"Developing in sandbox mode really lets me dig in and play with my code in a way I never could before," said Neil Giararantana, President, Lucidus Corporation. "I'm able to duplicate any configuration in sandbox mode to create a whole new version of my website -- not a new instance -- but a whole new version of my site for testing with just 20 lines of code. And that testing site is up and running immediately and it's totally free."

Continuing its commitment to full-stack development, dotCloud now offers three different environments that support any stack:

  • dotCloud Sandbox - A fully supported, unlimited environment for development, testing and experimentation. Now you can design and develop multiple applications in a single environment for free.

  • dotCloud Live - Once you are ready to deploy, this environment delivers reliability and easy scaling. dotCloud Live's elastic pricing is based on resource consumption and enables developers to start as low as $4.32/month and reasonably scale to an enterprise-class SaaS, supporting millions of uniques for a few thousand dollars.

  • dotCloud Enterprise - A highly customized environment to meet the specific needs of your application and users including white glove support and in-depth monitoring from dotCloud's team.

"dotCloud's new pricing model is definitely cheaper for Newlio over the original, instance-based model," said Richard Safran, CTO of Newlio. "It also gives us more flexibility to scale since instances are effectively free and we can then spread a little more memory over more instances."

One Platform Any Stack
With dotCloud developers can immediately start using more than 12 different stacks and databases. With a simple command, developers can create an automatically-managed development and deployment environment that supports PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, Node.JS, MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, Solr, MongoDB and PostgreSQL.

"When we launched a year ago, nobody used PaaS for mission-critical applications and we designed our pricing accordingly. A year later everything has changed and the market has grown incredibly. We are talking to real businesses looking to deploy real, mission-critical apps," said Solomon Hykes cofounder and CEO of dotCloud. "They expect support, they expect guarantees and they expect control over their stack. They are asking: 'can I rely on you for the long term?' That is what ultimately will differentiate trustworthy PaaS providers from the rest. And that is what our new pricing enables."

About dotCloud
Founded in 2010, dotCloud is a new kind of PaaS designed for the Full-stack Development enabling developers to build, deploy and scale applications in the cloud using virtually any combination of language and database without the need for additional hardware or software. dotCloud offers a single point of management, enabling developers and IT organizations to seamlessly leverage innovations in developer tools and technologies. Based in San Francisco and funded by Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures, dotCloud was founded by Solomon Hykes and Sebastien Pahl. For more information visit

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